Today’s Colts Notebook comes to you live from 9398 Bring the Heat Blvd, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out what on earth that means. We’ll look at how the Texans’ coach is catching some heat despite being extremely successful this season. Also on tap, Mathis and Wayne’s leap of faith, Luck in a snowstorm, and something about a bell cow. It's Notebook time.
Behind Enemy Lines: Are the Texans Too Conservative on Offense?
Despite their success, both the Colts and Texans have taken some heat this season for how they run their offenses. However, the reasoning for each couldn't be more different. For as much as Colts Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians and Quarterback Andrew Luck have been questioned for what is perceived as a hyper-aggressive passing attack, Houston Head Coach Gary Kubiak has taken criticism for being very conservative and maybe even a little old-fashioned on offense.
Much of the criticism of the Colts offensive philosophy centers on how it exposes one of their weaknesses, the offensive line. Should their pass protection improve, it is hard to imagine fans continuing to clamor for more short drops, check downs, and quick passes (see: almost every pass by Peyton Manning and Tom Brady). With elite offensive line play and another year under Luck’s belt, the Colts’ offense should hum along rather nicely.no comments